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Player dies after goal celebration

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:36

Homeless World Cup 2014 kicks off in Chile - video

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:19
Sixty-three teams from 49 nations compete in the annual Homeless World Cup on Sunday. Over 350 five-a-side matches will be held over the next week in the Chilean capital Santiago. The Homeless World Cup organisation say they work with selected players for a year, and estimate around 80 per cent of participants change their lives as a result of the event Continue reading...

Real's Bale doubtful for Liverpool

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:18
Wales international Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool.

First podium spot 'special' - Smith

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:18
Britain's Bradley Smith says he was initially unaware of his first ever podium finish in MotoGP as he crossed the line.

Advantage Seattle as they come back to spoil Landon Donovans Galaxy party

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:07

The #LegenD hashtag has had a healthy workout over the last couple of weeks, as Landon Donovan has prepared to play his final game for the national team, and final regular season home game in front of his LA Galaxy fans.

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Does English cricket neglect Asians?

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:04
England's Moeen Ali and Ravi Bopara hope to inspire the next generation of UK-born Asian cricketers to become professionals.

Grant Gilchrist to lead Scotland this autumn with Kelly Brown overlooked

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:52
Gilchrist captained Scotland twice over the summer
Kelly Brown and Al Kellock both ignored by Vern Cotter
European Rugby Champions Cup talking points

The Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist will captain Scotland during the autumn internationals but there is no place in Vern Cotters 33-man squad for Saracens flanker Kelly Brown.

Gilchrist, 24, has just eight international caps but led Scotland twice over the summer, including in a 21-19 victory over Argentina in Córdoba and will again captain his country against the Pumas, New Zealand and Tonga.

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Cardiff victory boosts 'belief'

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:49
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson says Cardiff go into Tuesday's game against Ipswich with renewed belief after beating Nottingham Forest.

Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

Observer Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:45
SINGAPORE (AP) — With no injuries to slow her down, Serena Williams extended her winning streak at the WTA Finals to 16 straight matches with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ana Ivanovic on Monday.

Gilchrist to captain Scots for Tests

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:35
Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist is named Scotland captain for the Autumn internationals against Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga.

Doak ponders options for Toulon game

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:34
Ulster Head Coach Neil Doak is set to consider changes to his starting team for Saturday's European Champions Cup game with Toulon.

Real Madrids Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool and Barcelona

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:16
Welsh forward diagnosed with hip injury over weekend
Bale was left out of squad that beat Levante on Saturday
Rodgers: Suárezs exit has stalled Liverpools progress

The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesdays Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury.

The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturdays Primera Division win over Levante on his return from international duty, while reports in Spain said he also sat out training on Monday.

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T&T denies entry to Nigeria woman over Ebola

Stabroek - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:16
(Trinidad Express) IN what can be described as the first person to be banned from Trinidad and Tobago following new rules implemented last week as the country responds to the current Ebola threat, a...

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

Stabroek - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:13
ABUJA, (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free today after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to...

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Freeman inspires Rocks to Riders win

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:06
Tommy Freeman leads Glasgow to victory over Leicester 48 hours after his father is involved in a serious motorcycle accident.

Cheika 'in talks' over Australia job

BBC Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:01
New South Wales Waratahs boss Michael Cheika says he has been offered the chance to take over as Australia coach.

Great rounds of boxing history: Arturo Gatti v Micky Ward I, round nine

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:53

When Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti met in Connecticut in 2002, the ninth round of their fight contained more drama, heart and action than some boxers produce in their whole careers

Round Nine. If you are going to produce a series of articles based on great rounds of boxing, there is really only one place to begin. Round Nine. The fact that, even with the above headline and photograph removed, boxing aficionados would already know we are talking about the first Arturo Gatti v Micky Ward fight is all the justification needed for such an opening gambit.

The decision has me fencing with a double-edged sword. On the one hand, what more can be written about these three minutes? From Eric Raskins excellent primary source anniversary review, to Sergio De La Pavas colourful metaphor-for-life piece, this one round of boxing has received more column inches in the pugilism press than anything since Muhammad Ali ceased producing movie scripts every time he climbed between the ropes. There is a risk that, 12 years on, everything that needs to be said about the men, the fight and the round is already out there.

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NFL: Peyton Manning breaks touchdown passes record - video

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:50
Peyton Manning surpassed Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes after he made his 509th in a match between Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. The quarterback says he is humbled and honoured to have set his name in NFL history. The Denver Broncos won the match 42-17 Continue reading...

Federal police sent to Mexico towns

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:42
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.

Talking Horses: best bets for Mondays racing plus our competition

Guardian Sport - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:37
Jump racing will soon take over from the Flat and Catcher Star is one to watch on his chasing debut in a handicap at Plumpton

So whats left of the Flat season? Just the Racing Post Trophy on Saturday and the Breeders Cup ballyhoo the following weekend. Jump racing is about to take over and its time for committed fans of twig-hopping to become excited.

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